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DatingMetrics.com tells us why we want Damon Salvatore as our boyfriend

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Lets face it: we all want Damon Salvatore to be real. Who doesn’t? If you don’t, then you want Eric Northman to be real, or Derek Hale, or basically anyone that has a bad-boy supernatural past and looks like this:


Or maybe this…


Or maybe both. Either way, the world of the supernatural has seeped its way into reality, and it’s starting to set the bar for some of us in what we look for in a romantic partner. Don’t believe us? There have even been hate tweets to The Vampire Diaries executive producer, Julie Plec, about breaking up Elena Gilbert and Damon Salvatore in the show, because he’s, “the perfect man”. News flash, fangirls and boys: it’s not real! What is real, though, is the realization that we should be treated like vampire royalty, whether our romantic partner is a vampire or not. Agree?

On a quest to discover how deeply we’ve indulged in the fantasy of dating these fictional TV characters, DatingMetrics.com gathered every single “most dateable TV character” article they could find to see exactly how much vampires and other supernatural creatures have charmed their way into our lives. (We think the .GIFs above explain it all, but the information they came up with was quite interesting.)

To find out which TV characters women fantasize about dating the most, DatingMetics.com rounded up 53 “sexiest TV character” lists (only written by women), and after counting 444 votes, out of the 200 characters who received two votes or more:

  • Only 14% are “nice” guys
  • 86% are bad boys
  • 40% are killers
  • 21% are vampires
  • 33% wear leather jackets
  • 21% wear suits

We were pretty surprised that the leather jacket percentage wasn’t higher, but we’ll chalk it up to the fact that those voters must just be catching up on our favorite supernatural TV shows. From the same poll, DatingMetrics.com found that the top 5 TV series for fantasy boyfriends are:

  • #1 The Vampire Diaries
  • #2 True Blood
  • #3 Lost and Buffy The Vampire Slayer
  • #4 Mad Men and Supernatural
  • #5 Gossip Girl

What they found for the top 5 TV characters women want to date wasn’t too surprising, especially with the number one pick:

  • #1 Damon Salvatore (The Vampire Diaries)
  • #2 Don Draper (Mad Men)
  • #3 Eric Northman (True Blood)
  • #4 Sawyer (Lost) and Chuck Bass (Gossip Girl)
  • #5 Spike (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)

Check out more stats in the graphic below:

TV Vampires, Psychopaths & Serial Killers: Perfect Boyfriend Material?

Image via Dating Metrics

It’s pretty interesting to see the science behind Damon Salvatore’s abs of steel, no? The only thing that was disappointing to us was that Daryl Dixon failed to make the grade (seriously?). To read the full report and learn exactly what traits make these blood sucking serial killers so attractive, you can bite into the rest of these “girlfriend secrets” on DatingMetrics.com. Until next time … #FangsOut




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Pure Fandom was created by fangirls and best friends, Liz (Pochop) Prugh and Lindi Smith. Their site - along with several other expert fan contributors! - brings you updates and breakdowns on shows like 'The Walking Dead,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'The Originals', and more. Liz & Lindi have written for Entertainment Weekly, AOL, HelloGiggles, and frequently host Comic-Con panels around the country. They are dedicated to putting a comedic and fun twist on all things fandom.

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